Category Archives: Vicki’s Posts

The Mystery Dog Comes to Camden

A month ago, my oldest son Matt texted me from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, where he lives and works as the Captain of a 120-foot charter yacht. He was coming home for a visit on April 29th, and … Continue reading

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Little Stories — Big Challenges

Vicki Doudera here. I’ve been thinking lots about short stories lately: what makes me want to read them, how they can satisfy us, and how they work in general. Most likely this is because I really enjoyed writing one over … Continue reading

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On the Trail of a Story

Vicki Doudera here, in the throes of finishing a short crime story.  Well – kind of – because right now I’m writing this blog, and yesterday I had to put in several hours at my “other” job as a real … Continue reading

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As the Crowd Turns

When I was a young girl, I often came home from school to find my mother standing in the living room at her ironing board, a cigarette in hand, and the television playing her favorite (and if I recall correctly, … Continue reading

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Want a Scary Day Job?

Vicki Doudera here.  I’m traveling this week and so am recycling a column from three years ago about my double life.  Enjoy! Last week I was telling a woman about my murder mystery series, and she shivered and asked me … Continue reading

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We Are Charlie

Yesterday morning’s news from Paris has rocked me to my core.  As I made my morning cup of Irish breakfast tea I heard the report on NPR:  twelve people killed in a terror attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day

Unless you are still sleeping off yesterday’s hot mulled wine or spiked eggnog, you know it’s the day after Christmas, but what you might not realize is that December 26th is actually a holiday in some parts of the world.  … Continue reading

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